I dont expect my Gary Mills reel to last long as some of the rivets are not properly formed. There are some other 'apprentice type' mistakes, i.e. damaged screw heads and poor cleaning before finishing which has effected the final finish. I have never managed to get the ratchet to work properly as the spring is so badly formed and the line guard is an abortion.
I've just been on the Garry Mills site - he's asking £575 for the "Millbrook" model.
Guess you ordered online?? otherwise you surely wouldn't have accepted it as seen in the shop.
PS - I don't like line guards, but that's just me.